Hollywood Hell House
Hollywood Hell House is the Los Angeles Times Critics' Pick!
"The hottest show in town!" - CNN.com
Listen to pieces of Scott's performance in NPR's radio commentary about Hellhouse! (RealPlayer required).
From CNN.com: "With a rotating cast of celebrities, including Bill Maher, Penn Gillette and Richard Belzer playing Satan, Hollywood Hell House has become the hottest show in town since it opened in August. Audiences are led through eight rooms brimming with fake blood and gore to show the evils of sin. With scenes of abortion, gang rape, human sacrifice and a high school shooting, the show is not for the faint of heart."
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Scott Rose stars as the demon tour guide who will take you on your trip to hell!
Witness a human sacrifice! Find out why it's wrong to be gay! Feast your eyes on a bloody abortion! Blame teen suicide on heavy metal! Watch a Jewish person get tortured in hell, just because of her beliefs! Descend into the pits of hell yourself!
Want to know what?s going on in the rest of the country? Curious what the religious right is up to? Check out this theater verite production of Hell House and experience the Christian right?s newest conversion tool, using the real scripts from the Abundant Life Christian Center in Colorado.
The first Hell House was staged in 1993 in Arvada, Colorado as part of a teenage outreach program. Advertised as a Christian alternative to haunted houses, Hell House portrayed the devastation and destruction that sin causes.
Every detail of this production of hell house including the script, the staging, the costumes, and music is done according to the instructions of the official hell house kit. This production is performed with the permission of the Hell House creators.
Yes, this may be the scariest Haunted House in America, because the reilgious right is using this as a "teaching tool" for children at thousands of churches across the country. A documentary entitled "Hell House" was released in 2001 to highlight this sick & twisted phenomenon.
So enter the realm of Satan and witness the awful agony of burning in hell. You alone will decide if you spend eternity in damnation or feast at the altar of the Lord. Discover first hand what results in a life without Christ. Do you dare look the other way? Prepare yourself for the afterlife at Hollywood Hell House!
An all-star cast! Sarah Silverman, Bill Maher, Andy Richter, Penn Jillette, Julia Sweeney, Sarah Silverman, Larry Miller, Richard Belzer, Traci Lords, Matt Walsh, David Cross, Melanie Hutsell, Dana Gould, Emo Phillips, Scott Rose, Maggie Rowe, Michael Friedman, Laura Silverman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Willie Garson (Sex and the City), Paget Brewster (Friends, Huff, Eulogy), Justina Machado (Six Feet Under), Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Jennifer Elise Cox (The Brady Bunch Movie), Joe Rogan (Fear Factor), Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show), and many many more celebs from TV and film!
Hollywood Hell House has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, E!, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, LA Weekly, LA City Beat, Valley City Beat, The Jewish Journal, The Forward, The Advocate, AOL, Yahoo, Christianity Today, Eye on Christ, Defamer.com, San Diego Press, Beverly Press, Backstage West, and many other papers and magazines across the country!
Here's a sample of what the press is saying:
"FOUR STARS (Highest Rating). Easily the most eye-popping, jaw-dropping, head-spinning theatrical spectacle to hit Hollywood in many a year! Kudos to directors Maggie Rowe, Jill Soloway, and Amit Itelman, who all deserve Tony awards or, at the very least, one of those cheap plastic trophies you can find in most Hollywood souvenir shops. HOLLYWOOD HELL HOUSE is more shocking than "The Exorcist," more frightening than "Night of the Living Dead," more disturbing than "Gigli." It makes Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" look like a Jerry Lewis movie from the early 60's! But unlike most horror shows, this one has a happy ending, complete with fruit punch, doughnut holes, and redemption! The moment I left the theatre, I rushed home, threw my yarmulke in the fireplace, tossed my menorah in the dumpster, ran out to the middle of my front lawn, dropped to my knees, and with arms raised and face looking skyward as tears flowed down my cheeks, screamed at the top of my lungs: "Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus!" (After about ten minutes of this, paramedics arrived and administered thorazine. I think one of my neighbors must have complained.) But if you have ever sinned in the past, are presently sinning now, or are contemplating the possibility of perhaps sinning sometime in the future, RUN -- do not walk -- to The Steve Allen Theatre this Saturday. One of the unique aspects about this show is that it is the ONLY Hollywood production ever to be officially approved by God Himself AND the Bush administration! Hallelujah and Amen!!"
-- Todd David Schwartz, CBS Radio
View actual gory photos from Hellhouse! (Warning: NOT for the faint of heart!)